WORLD ORDER Iff
for not more than a third of a century, under ottr
very eyes, and no one can say precisely how it
came about. One man said " Why not this ? "
and tried it, and another said " Why not that ? "
A vast miscellany of people had one idea in
common, an idea as old as Daedalus, the idea
that "Man can fly". Suddenly, swiftly, it got
about—that is the only phrase you can use—that
flying was attainable. And man, man as a social
being, turned his mind to it seriously, and flew.
So it will certainly be with the new world order,
if ever it is attained. A growing miscellany of
people are saying—it is getting abmt—thatcc World
Pax is possible ", a World Pax in which men
will be both united and free and creative.
It is of no importance at all that nearly every
man of fifty and over receives the idea with
a pitying smile. Its chief dangers are the dogma-
tist and the would-be " leader ** who will try to
suppress every collateral line of work which does
not nunister to his supremacy. This movement
mustJBe, and it must remain, many-headed.
Suppose the world had decided that Santos
Dumont or Hiram Maxim was the heaven-sent
Master of the Air, had given him the right to
appoint a successor and subjected all experiments
to his inspired control. We should probably have
the Air Master now, with an applauding retinue